The Mercedes College
Mercedes College is a Catholic co-educational school established by
the Sisters of Mercy. The Archbishop of Adelaide chairs the Board
of Governors. The college is set in seven hectares of grounds in Adelaide,
the capital city of South Australia, and caters for children from
5 years to 18 years of age.
Mercedes College provides a challenging academic programme with
matriculating options through the Senior Secondary Assessment Board
of South Australia and the International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum.
The school also uses the IB Primary Years and Middle Years programmes.
French is offered from Reception to Year 12 and Indonesian is introduced
at Year 8.
Staff at Mercedes College are experienced and tend to stay for
considerable periods of time. Interstate and overseas exchange is
Almost all graduates from the Mercedes College proceed to tertiary
education. A number of students mainly from South East Asia join
the school at Year 11 but most students are of local origin.
The Mercedes College school year starts in late January and concludes
in early December. There are four terms of ten weeks and a five
day academic programme. An extensive extra curricular programme,
including tennis, soccer, netball, basketball, athletics, swimming,
drama, music, chess and debating is provided after school and on
An extensive college campus at Mercedes College features attractive
gardens, playing fields and well-maintained grounds which incorporate
a number of specialist facilities. These include a Performing Arts
Centre and gymnasium/hall complex. A new Library and Technology
Centre provides access to extensive information technology and services.
New science laboratories were provided from the beginning of the
2001 school year at Mercedes College.
Fee concessions are provided in cases of hardship.